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Problems with police, prosecutors and courts have people asking: is our criminal justice system broken?
University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris interviews the people who know the system best, and hears their best ideas for fixing it.
Criminal (In)justice is an independent production created in partnership with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station.
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#35: The Criminalization of Mental Illness
6 days ago
Criminal Injustice returns with a new season on Sept. 5, 2017. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite past episodes. This episode originally appeared Jan. 31, 2017. ================= The largest provider of services to the mentally ill in America is not a health care provider – it is the criminal justice system. And on any given day, Chicago's Cook County Jail is actually the largest mental health institution in the entire country. Sheriff Tom Dart runs the facility, and he's radically changed how the system in Chicago treats the mentally ill.